To-day’s challenge was to up the difficulty and try to draw 2 subjects, tricky wasn’t the word. I had trouble working out the ‘reference points’, as I call my little marks for top bottom and sides, to gauge the size of things. I did a lot of checking this time, as the bowls had to be off centre to enable me to get the rather long shadow in.
I feel that my shading is getting worse, not better. The reflections were coming in from all angles, as I was in the conservatory(glass all around = multiple highlights and multiple shades of shading, if you know what I mean) I was really having to concentrate To-day, and I don’t know if a lot more work on the graduation of shading will improve things? Or am I starting with too deep a tone of shading and not leaving the space for gradually lightening towards the highlights? GRrr! I hope the answers are in this coming book, or I will have to go hunting for answers, again!
As you see the shading wasn’t great in the ball practice I did, but seems smoother than on the bowls. Bit of a puzzlement, is it me or is it just more practice???